Halvorson Design Receives Two Design Merit Awards

We're excited to announce that our work at Mount Auburn Cemetery Birch Gardens and Western Avenue Complete Streets was bestowed Design Merit Awards by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.

Cambridge's Western Avenue incorporates a fully separated bike and pedestrian lane along with innovative stormwater solutions and neighborhood-enhancing parklets. The Complete Streets design is one of the first in the Commonwealth and was also voted Best Cycle Track in the US in 2016.

Birch Gardens features a new memorial wall, reflecting pool and 500 new interment spaces for Mount Auburn Cemetery. The design is an elegant solution that increases the Cemetery's future economic viability as the institution grapples with a growing need for space conservation. 

Thanks to the BSLA, the jury and our many partners who made these projects successful, beautiful and functional examples of the best landscape architecture has to offer in 2017.

Vote Halvorson Design for Greenovate Boston Award!

Halvorson Design has been nominated for the Mayor's Greenovate Boston Awards and we would appreciate YOUR vote to become a finalist! Go to the Greenovate Boston page (http://www.greenovateboston.org/greenovate_awards), sign up to complete the survey and vote for Halvorson Design in the "Trees, Open Space and Landscape" category. 

We appreciate your support as we continue to make sustainable, positive changes in the City of Boston at the new City Hall Plaza, Atlantic Wharf, Clippership Wharf and the Boston Architectural College's Green Alley.

WPI Hosts the SCUP Regional Conference

Halvorson Design is especially pleased to be attending the Society for College & University Planning's Northeast Regional Conference this year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Since 2012, our designers have been working with WPI to create dynamic landscapes that reinforce the university's identity, enliven the academic community and enhance campus connectivity in the Worcester hills. 

Learn more about our work at Worcester Polytech here, and look for us at the SCUP Conference, March 5 - 7th!

BSA Placemaking Network with Bob Uhlig

Join Bob Uhlig at the BSA's Placemaking Network event on January 23 for a discussion of the Wharf District Public Realm Vision. Bob will be joined by Marc Margulies (Wharf District Council President, Margulies Perruzzi Architects) and Jill Valdes Harwood (Boston Harbor Now) for this panel discussion. 

Sign up to attend: https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/placemaking-network-41

Join Us at ABX!

Making Urban Spaces


Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects


Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.